Journal of Awqaf, Zakat and Hajj (JAWHAR)

Ethics And Malpractise


The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board.  It is expected all the editorial personnel to fully adhere to the policy regarding publication ethics and malpractice. In order to this, listed are responsibilities as stated:

 Editor’s Responsibilities

  1. Editors should ensure the integrity of the publication review process. As such, editors should not reveal either the identity of authors of manuscripts to the reviewers or the identity of reviewers to authors.
  2. Editors must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.

Editorial Advisory Board Responsibilities

  1. The Editorial Advisory Board is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published.
  2. The Editorial Advisory Board must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  3. The Editorial Advisory Board is accountable for everything published in the journal, thus it has complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. However, the published manuscript would not represent the stand or opinion of the Editorial Advisory Board and the Editorial Team of Journal of Awqaf, Zakat and Hajj (JAWHAR).
  4. The Editorial Advisory Board should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper. They shall instruct a proper and fair investigation into ethical complaints.

Reviewers Responsibilities

  1. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. It must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.
  2. Judgments by the reviewers should be as objective. It should be expressed clearly with supporting arguments.
  3. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

 Authors Responsibilities

  1. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  2. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  3. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the  manuscript. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  4. If at any point in time, the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

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